LCC men top Cavs in overtime
OVERLAND PARK— For the fifth time this season, the Labette Community College men’s basketball team won an overtime game.
Labette’s men pulled out a 79-78 win over Johnson County in OT on Saturday night.
With the win, the Cardinals improved to 13-9 overall and 7-3 in the Jayhawk East.
“It was a pretty scrappy effort by the guys to go on the road — once again when not playing our best basketball — and get a win,” LCC Coach Jonathan Raney said.
Grizzlies, Chargers wrestle at Circle
TOWANDA — Labette County and Cherryvale’s high school wrestling teams competed at the Circle Thunderbird Invite on Saturday.
Michael Parker won the fifth place match at 120 pounds by pinning John Brunner of Remington.
Dalton Wiley won the fifth place match at 160 by default over Scott Whitson of Buhler, and Dakota Lewis took fifth at 220, also winning by default.
Skyler Mullies ended up sixth at 113 pounds, dropping the fifth pla...
Fix, Dodd lead PHS wrestling at Thunderbird Invite
TOWANDA — Third place finishes by Andrew Fix and Keenan Dodd were the main highlights for the Parsons High School wrestling team at the 23rd Thunderbird Invitational at Circle High School on Saturday.
“I thought as a team we actually did very well,” Parsons Coach Chris Ball said. “Several of our guys, even though they didn’t gets wins, showed great improvement compared to earlier this season.”
A PHS junior, Fix won the third place match at 126...
Erie drops both games at Burlington
BURLINGTON — The Erie Lady Red Devils struggled on the road against undefeated Burlington on Friday night, losing 70-28 against the top-ranked team in 3A.
Bret McGuire totaled 11 points to lead Erie in scoring. She had two of the team’s three three-pointers and made three of four free throws. McGuire also led the team in rebounds with eight. Chrisana Maurer added nine points.
Erie, 8-6 on the season, will play Southeast at home on Tuesday.
St. Paul, Oswego split
ST. PAUL — The Oswego Indians edged out the St. Paul Indians on Friday night, 53-50.
St. Paul had a three-point advantage at 13-10 after the opening quarter, but Oswego scored 22 points in the second quarter, when the team made three of its four three-pointers. Oswego led 32-29 at halftime. St. Paul didn’t recover from Oswego’s big second quarter. Both teams scored 21 points in the second half.
Tag Oldham and Brant Yeoman both scored 14 points...
Chargers win at home vs. Fredonia
CHERRYVALE — The Cherryvale Chargers battled back in the fourth quarter to force overtime with Fredonia on Friday night and then outscored the Yellowjackets by eight for the win.
The Chargers found themselves in a hole as the first quarter ended with Fredonia up 14-8, but they put together an 18-point second quarter to take a 26-24 lead into halftime. Fredonia then ended the third quarter with a two-point lead, but Cherryvale tied it up before...
Chetopa boys stay perfect in league
COLONY — The Chetopa Green Hornets remained perfect in the Three Rivers League here Friday with a 62-55 road win against Crest.
Chetopa cruised to a 15-7 lead after the first quarter and built a 32-20 lead at halftime.
Chetopa boys Coach Dennis Orns said the team played very good defense and was effective in shutting down Crest’s scoring leader Kyle Hammond. Orns said the Green Hornets kept Hammond to seven points in the first half. Hammond en...
Grizzlies drop 2 at Fort Scott
FORT SCOTT — Labette County struggled on offense here Friday night and lost to Fort Scott 38-34.
The Labette County girls lost to the Lady Tigers 60-48.
The Grizzly boys played better in the first half and carried a 20-18 lead into the locker room at halftime. Fort Scott outscored the visiting Grizzlies 20-14 in the second half to gain the win.
“We got off to a slow start. We had way too many missed opportunities in the first quarter,” LCHS bo...
Shelton leads Lady Vikings vs. Indy
By Jason Peake
A solid effort was not quite enough for the Parsons Lady Vikings.
Independence knocked off the Parsons High School girls basketball team 51-41 on Friday night at Harold C. Johnson Gymnasium, spoiling the team’s Homecoming game.
The Lady Vikings stayed close with the Lady Bulldogs throughout the contest. But while the Vikings were within striking distance throughout the SEK League game, the hosts could neve...
Bulldogs thrash Vikings
By Jason Peake
A game that was tied in the first quarter ended up a blowout.
Independence shut down Parsons in a 52-32 SEK League win on Friday night at Harold C. Johnson Gymnasium. With a balanced attack offensively, and a stingy defense, Independence spoiled the PHS Homecoming by out-scoring the Vikings by 20 points.
The game was tied at eight in the first quarter when things went downhill for Parsons in a hurry. Simpl...
Indy sweeps Parsons
The Parsons High School basketball teams hosted Independence on Friday night.
In the varsity girls game, Indy won 51-41.
The Bulldogs won the varsity boys game 52-32.
Full stories coming soon.
Vikings drop wrestling duals
By Jason Peake
The Parsons Vikings are building for the future.
With numerous underclassmen in varsity spots, the Vikings gained more valuable experience on Thursday night.
But the team’s inexperience showed at times, as the Parsons High School wrestling team dropped two SEK League wrestling duals at Harold C. Johnson Gymnasium.
Chanute defeated Parsons 60-9 and Independence topped the Vikings 48-29.
Parsons Coach Chris ...
LCC athletes among league leaders
By Jason Peake
Several Labette Community College basketball players are among the league’s best when it comes to their specialties.
LCC point guard Eddie Williams is fourth among all Jayhawk Conference players (East and West) in assists per game. Williams is averaging 5.3 assists per game. Cloud’s Marcus Fillyaw is first in the league with 6.6 per game.
Also, LCC big man Anthony Elechi is eighth in the conference in rebo...
Cardinals fall short at Cowley
ARK CITY — Labette’s last-second desperation three-pointer was off the mark, and host Cowley College held on for a 61-58 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday night in men’s basketball action.
With the victory, Cowley won the battle for second place in the Jayhawk East conference standings.
“We didn’t play well at all,” LCC Coach Jonathan Raney said. “Our defense was decent, with the exception of about an eight-minute stretch in the second half....
Vikings secure state-qualifying times at swim meet
By Jason Peake
The quest for state-qualifying times continued on Wednesday for the Parsons High School boys swim team.
The Vikings hosted a dual meet with Coffeyville on Wednesday at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center pool.
And for a PHS relay team and one individual, state-qualifying times were secured.
“The team performed very well both in individual and relay events,” Parsons Coach Susan Simmons said.
Parsons hosts swim meet
The Parsons High School boys swim team hosted a meet with Coffeyville at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center's pool on Wednesday.
John Ray and Chris Thompson of Parsons are pictured.
Grizzlies move into second with win over Comets
ALTAMONT — An eight-footer by Labette County senior Dontae Johnson with nine seconds left proved to be enough for the Grizzlies to defeat the visiting Chanute Blue Comets here Tuesday night 49-48.
Chanute called a timeout after Johnson’s bucket. The Blue Comets had a chance for a last-second shot, but the ball didn’t fall and the Grizzlies grabbed the rebound and held on as time expired.
The win puts LCHS in second place in the Southeast Kansa...
Vikings can’t keep up with league-leading Coffeyville
By Jason Peake
Coffeyville is on top of the league standings for a reason.
The Golden Tornado’s speed, athleticism and depth were on full display in a 63-39 blowout win over the Parsons Vikings on Tuesday night at Harold C. Johnson Gymnasium.
Parsons Coach Mike Krull admitted his team needed a much better performance if it wanted to challenge the talented Golden Tornado.
“We were able to stay with them last time, but obv...
Second half dooms Lady Vikes
By Jason Peake
Defensive rebound. Long outlet pass. Layup.
That’s the way the Coffeyville High School girls basketball team scored again and again on Tuesday night.
Easy hoops in transition propelled the Lady Nado past the Parsons Lady Vikings 60-47 on Tuesday night at Harold C. Johnson Gymnasium in SEK League action.
Parsons Coach Bridgette Kendricks noted her team once again could not put together a full game.